eScan delights its channel partners with a trip to Pattaya

May 21, 2018

MUMBAI, IndiaMay 21, 2018 – eScan, one of the leading anti-virus solution developers had launched an offer to reward its channel partners with 2 nights and 3 days trip to Pattaya. The offer was launched exclusively for Southern region and about 70 partners from the region had been to the destination.

The 2 Nights/3 Days luxury outing to Pattaya was packed with tranquil sightseeing that included a visit to Coral Island that offers plenty of water sports. Be that as it may, the highlighting feature of the outing was extravagant “Alcazar Show”. The whole excursion included stay at an exotic resort, aside from an elite touring visit and shopping at Pattaya shopping centers.Mr. RK Balu, General Manager, Channel Sales for India, eScan said, “Our partners are one of the major contributing factors in the success of eScan as a brand. Today, eScan is one of the most preferred security solutions amongst the IT users across the Southern region. It would have not been possible without our wide network of channel partners across India that ensures the availability of eScan range of products in each and every part of the country. Hence, in order to reward our partners for their significant contribution, we regularly announce such aggressive schemes.”

eScan values its relationship with the channel partners and with this scheme rewards their commitment for their contribution to making the company reach the end users. Being a channel oriented brand, it has always supported its partners with different and exciting offers and rewarding them for their dedication and consistent efforts towards the brand.

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About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 2 decades of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues.

For more information, visit www.escanav.com

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eScan Products Receive 100% Clean Certificate from Softpedia

May 9, 2018

MUMBAI, India – May 9, 2018 – eScan’s Internet Security Suite (ISS) for Windows and eScan’s Anti-Virus (AV) have received the coveted 100% clean certificate from Softpedia among its peers. The tests were conducted on both products in the Softpedia labs in April 2018.

The results showed that eScan’s ISS for Windows and eScan’s AV do not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors. These products were tested thoroughly and were found absolutely clean; therefore, they can be installed with no concern by any computer user.

eScan and its various futuristic technologies have consistently performed the best in detecting and protecting users from downloading/installing rogue software. The tests conducted by Softpedia in April, 2018 have described eScan’s ISS as a complete security suite suitable for every computer and eScan’s AV as a well-organized interface with various protection tools.

On receiving this award, Mr. Govind Rammurthy, MD and CEO, eScan said, Receiving this certification reinstates our faith in building state of the art security solutions at par with global peers. We are happy to clear the stringent tests conducted by Softpedia to qualify as 100% clean for Windows home user. Our commitment to providing a fast & secure online experience drives our passion to continuously enhance our product and its features to defend against the growing cyber threat.”

eScan has also stood out on the basis of its added features offered in the product and usability. eScan Internet Security Suite with Cloud Security for Home and Small Office Edition is a specially designed security solution that provides real-time protection for computers and laptops from growing cyber threats, such as Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Botnets, Hackers, Spam and Phishing. eScan ISS protects a user’s personal information and ensures safe computing environment for the whole family when browsing the internet, shopping online, performing online transactions or social networking. www.escanav.com/en/windows-antivirus/internet-security-suite.asp

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About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 2 decades of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues. For more information, visit www.escanav.com


eScan’s ISS for Windows achieves VB 100 Test Certificate

March 23, 2018

MUMBAI – India, March 23, 2018 – eScan has successfully cleared Virus Bulletin’s VB100’s comparative review test for its eScan Internet Security Suite (ISS) for Windows. The test, in February 2018, was conducted on Windows 7 and 10 Professional. eScan Internet Security Suite proved its capability of providing advanced protection against malware listed by WildList Organization with the RAP score of 92.1% and Zero False Positives.

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Virus Bulletin is a world-renowned independent testing and certification body, in testing, reviewing and benchmarking security solutions for over 20 years. The VB100 certificate is given to the products that meet the quality standards of endpoint security products that are recognized as legitimate and strong anti-malware solution. eScan’s ISS has been rewarded with the VB100 certificate for being a strong anti-malware solution. It meets the quality standards of endpoint security products and provides Zero-Day protection to endpoints from objectionable content and security threats, such as viruses, spyware, adware, key-loggers, rootkits, botnets, hackers, spam, and phishing.

Mr Govind Rammurthy, MD and CEO, eScan said, “2017 was marred by cyber threats like ransomware which have been lethal in a way that sabotaged many industries to individuals with huge financial loses and data loss. Mainly focused on realistic test scenarios and real-world threats, eScan Internet Security Suite effectively safeguards endpoints/PCs by evading all evolving IT security threats, with minimal system impact as well as absolutely zero false warnings, false positive and false blockages. The test establishes our global standards of research and development to create solutions for a secure world.”

eScan Internet Security Suite with Cloud Security for Home and Small Office Edition is a specially designed security product that provides real-time protection for computers and laptops from growing cyber threats, such as Viruses, Spyware, Adware, Keyloggers, Rootkits, Botnets, Hackers, Spam and Phishing. eScan ISS protects a user’s personal information and ensures safe computing environment for the whole family when browsing the internet, shopping online, performing online transactions or social networking. The product can be experienced at:

http://www.escanav.com/en/windows-antivirus/internet-security-suite.asp

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About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 2 decades of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues. For more information, visit www.escanav.com


eScan’s Range of Products and Solutions now Available on Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

March 7, 2018

MUMBAI, IndiaMarch 7, 2018 – eScan Enterprise Security, as a part of its vision 2020 has announced that their IT security products and solutions will now be available on Government e-Marketplace. This is one such initiative by eScan to ensure that IT security becomes an essential and integral part of every business unit handled by the Government of India.

Launched in August 2016, GeM is an online market platform to facilitate procurement of goods and services by various Ministries and agencies of the Government. It aims to enhance transparency, efficiency and speed in public procurement of goods and services and eliminate corruption.

As a key member of eScan management team, Ms Shweta Thakare, Senior AVP, Government and PSU Business, has been instrumental in successfully handling many initiatives instrumental to achieve eScan’s vision 2020 to be in the top list of IT security solutions.

Speaking on this initiative she said, “The IT landscapes are highly competitive as well as innovative, due to its inherent quality of frequently changing technology. This change also brings new business opportunities in terms of upgradation of technology and reaching out to the audience in innovative ways. We are honored and delighted to take up this new challenge and responsibility to provide eScan’s unique range of products and solutions via GeM.”

Mr Govind Rammurthy, MD & CEO, eScan added, “eScan, in its relentless efforts to provide robust security and protection from growing cyber threats, has been constantly innovating ways to reach out to the audience and to be at the forefront of IT security solution for next-gen threats and stay ahead of its peers. I am confident that with our innovative security solutions, rapid deployment expertise and 24×7 customer support, eScan Enterprise Security solutions will soon be an integral part of IT security for Government and PSUs across India.

eScan’s range of products and security solutions can be found on https://gem.gov.in/ under the Anti-Virus products category. The products and solutions are specifically designed for Businesses, Enterprises and Large Corporate Houses to ensure comprehensive endpoint security to safeguard against Malwares, Ransomwares, Productivity Management, and Data Leaks (DLP).

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 About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 25 years of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues. For more information, visit www.escanav.com


Fitness Trackers – A Security Hazard for India

February 5, 2018

eScanFitness Apps are the latest fad in this tech crazy world. Fitness tracking industry has grown manifold with apps and fitness tracking devices being offered at throw away prices. There are more than 25 Fitness Tracking Apps, with each providing their users with valuable analytics and statistics, to name a few, apps like Sports Tracker, Strava, Joy Run, Map My Ride are highly popular with a huge customer base. Furthermore, the fitness devices manufactures are plenty with Fitbit, Amazfit , Fitbit, Garmin, Microsoft band etc. and the mentioned apps, provide connectivity with these devices, allowing users to upload their tracking data and take advantage of the various services which they have to offer.

Strava is one such app, freely available for download and can connect to most of the Fitness Tracking devices like Fit-bit, Amaz-fit etc. Very recently, Strava in order to up the ante released a heat-map comprising of almost a billion activities with over 13 trillion GPS Points.

The engineers at Strava went to great lengths to anonymize the heat-maps, excluded points such as driving route points based on velocity, stationary points, GPS corrections etc. Furthermore, private areas as designated by the users in their profile were also excluded along with the profiles who had opted to keep their data private were also excluded from the heat-map.

Private areas are also known geo-fencing, wherein the user selects a geographical area and the application processes the data points within that particular area as per its designated functionality and is kept private. However, it is to be noted that, nevertheless the data points are stored on the server for providing various services as mentioned by the Fitness Tracker.

Strava allows users to ensure that their GPS activity is kept private but due to the fact that it allows users to provide their username / nickname, the accounts at as anonymous as you configure it.

 India and Fitness Tracking

Indians have adopted this technology at a very large scale. The heat-map is highly informative and on a larger scale it lights up India, showing all the high density routes with the highest concentration of fitness tracking activity is within the cities.

eScan believes that National Security of a country is not limited to those serving the armed forces but also extends to those who provide support services. Furthermore, the adoption of civilian technology should be limited and heavily monitored. Years ago when Google came out with Google Maps, Defense sector was the hit hardest, as their prime objective of putting up barricades and restricting physical access of civilians to Military restricted zones fell flat on its face. Within a few years, Google was forced to pixelate the designated restricted zones.

With the release of heat-maps by Strava, one facet of the truth pertaining to entity / personnel tracking has been laid bare. Although other tracking services have not released the statistics / heat-maps but it is very obvious the amount of data which can identify you, your daily routine is accessible and this data in the hands of a rogue nation / entity would spell doom to the entire security infrastructure of the country.

Strava, although offers some form of anonymity to its users but according to eScan’s observation that it is the human tendency to lower their guard and as it is in numerous cases, they are totally ignorant about the technology and its ill-effects.

Using Strava, it is possible to upload Fake Timed-GPS routes and generate a list of people using that route segment. Based on this information, one can also view their route history from other locations.  From National Defense point of view, this poses a serious threat since the personnel are always on the move.

According to the analysis of the heat-map by eScan, it was quite evident that Indian Defense Establishment has implemented IT Security Guidelines for its forward bases, as all the heat-trails terminate at the check-point. The heat-map of the trails has also revealed the routes used by patrolling teams and in some cases high travel activity along the border.

However, not all bases / defense establishments have restricted the usage of Civilian GPS Fitness Trackers and the heat-trails clearly show the heavily used travel routes.

 The Threat is real

Be it a fitness or a rogue smart-phone app, these apps store the information their servers and the data can be analyzed for a variety of purposes there is also a possibility of profiling, deriving the co-relationship between two or more entities. Furthermore, data breach at these organizations would be highly lucrative for the hackers and state actors alike.

In 2017 we have seen umpteen numbers of data breaches, involving Financial Institutions and due to the fact that the stolen information had financial repercussions these incidents were highlighted. However, whenever there has been an incident involving malware with the capability of tracking, the impact has been dismal. With the release of Fitness Tracking Heat-Map, it is perceived that there would be stricter measures to restrict non-approved GPS Devices / Apps, furthermore the startling insights provided by this heat-map is a bleak reminder that Strava is just one of the numerous organizations which store the highly sensitive GPS Tracking Data. Furthermore, organizations storing GPS-Tracking Data should implement stricter data access controls and conduct regular security audits of their infrastructure.

 eScan Advisory

  • Audit / Restrict usage of Civilian GPS-enabled Devices
  • Dis-allow usage of GPS – Tracking in Smartphones
  • Impart training on locking down / Securing social media accounts. GPS-Tracking by social media is highly prevalent and accounts needs to be configured so as to disable this feature
  • Policy for usage of such devices to be enforced for active duty personnel and should not be restricted to specific locations
  • Complete ban on usage of non-approved GPS-Tracking Devices for Forward Bases

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Heat-Trail 1: Somewhere along the North-East Border with China

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Heat-Trail 2: Somewhere along the LOC

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Heat-Trail 3: Somewhere in a restricted zone – Mumbai

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